110 Year Denim Collection
First Time In a Long Time
110 years ago Cone Mills’ historic White Oak facility opened its doors. In the earliest days of operation, Cone used plant-based indigo to dye its denim. However, by 1914, advances in organic chemistry enabled the textile industry to abandon natural dye in favor of a synthetic substitute. Plant-based dye production plummeted 95% in fewer than two decades.
To celebrate the White Oak’s 110th anniversary, Cone revisited plant based indigo for the first time in more than 100 years. Partnering with Stony Creek Colors of Nashville, Cone was able create a scalable, natural dye farmed from plants on US soil. The result is a rich, bright, inky blue denim worthy of 110 more years of heritage. We jumped at the chance to grab a few yards of this bygone product. We appreciate Cone's homage to classic processes and we think you will too. Buy it here today.